Pacific Northwest Numerical Analysis Seminar
October 9, 1999

The Immersed Boundary Method For Blood Flow in the Heart and Related Problems in Biofluid Dynamics

Charles S. Peskin
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

Humans, like all other life forms, are mostly fiber-reinforced fluid. The immersed boundary method is a mathematical formulation of the fiber-fluid problem, together with a numerical method for the computer simulation of such systems. The immersed boundary method will be explained, its parallel implementation will be discussed, and its application to the beating human heart will be presented in the form of a computer generated video animation.

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